A week ago today, the lead stories in the Chicago Tribune included President Clinton's visit to India and the demonstrations in Taiwan by supporters of the Nationalist Party, defeated the day before at the polls. These and dozens of others stories, international and local, tragic and ridiculous, made up the usual crazy quilt of The News. Some days, though, in this seeming hodgepodge, there is a hidden plot of sorts: a network of connections that constitutes a story nowhere explicitly told.
John Wilson is Editor of Books & Culture: A Christian Review.
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Putting the Poor on the National Agenda | Ron Sider's timely proposals. By Amy L. Sherman (Mar. 13, 2000)
"To Know the Universe" | Well, sort of. By John Wilson (Mar. 2, 2000)
Guelzo's Lincoln Book a Winner | Established by Richard Gilder and Lewis Lehrman to honor the best historical work each year on Lincoln and the Civil War era, the prize is now in its tenth year. By Allen C. Guelzo (Feb. 21, 2000)
Nancy Drew and the Wine-Dark Sea | The importance of good literature—and how to get young people to read it. By Sarah Cowie (Feb. 14, 2000)
Spring in Purgatory: Dante, Botticelli, C. S. Lewis, and a Lost Masterpiece | The most popular illustration of Dante's "Divine Comedy" has remained effectively "lost" for 500 years—although millions have seen it and admired it. By Kathryn Lindskoog (Feb. 7, 2000)
Playwright, Dissident, Czech President … Who Is This Man? | A new biography of Václav Havel fills in important blanks, but omits his theology. By Jim Sire (Jan. 31, 2000)
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